Midwife & OB-GYN Connections

Size Friendly Healthcare Providers

Far too often plus size women are shamed by their care providers and locating a compassionate provider can be difficult. We’ve developed the list below from women who shared the names of providers who treated them with dignity.  We’re also thrilled providers have contacted us directly and asked to be added.

This list is slowly growing so if you don’t see a provider in your area refer to this resource – Finding a Size Friendly Care Provider. If you have a care provider who you’d like to be added to this list, complete the form at the bottom of this page. If you’re looking for a doula checkout Plus Size Doula Connections.

Please use this list of size friendly care providers as a reference and remember to always do your own research when selecting a provider. If there isn’t a care provider listed in your area then you can send an e-mail to info@plussizebirth.com. We have a following of over 168,000 on the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs Facebook page and can do a post to help you get a list of potential care providers.

Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and not shamed because of their size!

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Size Friendly Care Providers

Canada

Alberta

780-414-0782
OB-GYN

780-414-0782
OB-GYN

United States

Alaska

907-459-3540
OB-GYN

Arizona

602-765-2229
OB-GYN

623-561-7250
OB-GYN

Dr. Melinda M. Martin
928-777-0070
OB-GYN

480-730-3331
OB-GYN

California

Dr. Capetanakis
760-634-2814
OB-GYN

Dr. Dikkio
562-925-0552
OB-GYN

Dr. Michelle Gutierrez
858-565-8100
OB-GYN

818-380-6400
Midwives

Dr. James Neal
951-677-0215
OB-GYN

Dr. O’Day-Hernandez
714-535-7245
OB-GYN

Dr. Sung Park
530-877-5083
OB-GYN

916-773-7977
OB-GYN

707-963-3611
Midwife & OB-GYN

Dr. Charles Taksa 
559-582-1041
OB-GYN

Krystel Viehmann, CPM
562-743-8930
Midwife

Colorado

Dr. Shelly Asbee
719-442-0808
OB-GYN

303-755-0120
OB-GYN

303-482-5829
Midwife

Ann Granadillo
303-788-7888
OB-GYN

Dr. Susan Harding
303-788-788
OB-GYN

Dr. Richard Porreco
303-860-9990
OB-GYN (high risk)

901-786-3334
Midwife

720-454-5718
Midwife

Delaware

Jose Picazo
302-738-6535
OB-GYN

Florida

321-724-BABY
Midwife & OB-GYN

Dr. Mark Spence
303-693-0000
OB-GYN

786-287-0484
Midwife

954-796-0111
OB-GYN

Georgia

Dr Clement C. Hsiao
770-777-4933
OB-GYN

Dr. Joseph Tate
404-778-7777
OB-GYN

Illinois

Dr. William Cunningham
779-696-9120
OB-GYN

Gina Wehrmann
847-673-1011
OB-GYN

Indiana

317-437-3681
Midwife

Gregory A. Mann, D.O.
812-858-4600
OB-GYN

Iowa

319-398-6011
OB-GYN

319-234-5764
OB-GYN

Kentucky

502-222-5558
OB-GYN

Louisiana

Dr. Daniel Mokry
985-809-5850
OB-GYN

Dr. Archana Paine 
504-885-8563
OB-GYN

Massachusetts

617-732-4840
OB-GYN

Maryland

Dr. Vietz
410-876-0217
OB-GYN

Michigan

Dr Aljerdi
734-675-7210
OB-GYN

Dr. Stephen Dalm
616-247-1700
Midwife

Corrine Diroff, CNM
734-457-9034
Midwife

734-647-5640
OB-GYN

Terrie Lemley, CNM
269-470-2611
Midwife

Minnesota

Dr. Norman Connell
612-798-8800
OB-GYN

Mississippi

Dr. Puja Kalidas
601-883-2900
OB-GYN

Missouri

816-246-7200
Midwife

Kelly Caldwell
660-454-0441
Midwife

Nevada

Christy M. Collins, CPM
661-435-8230
Midwife

702-301-3385
Midwife

New Hampshire

603-668-4646
OB-GYN

New Jersey

Dr. Michelle Aristizabal
973-744-2226
OB-GYN

Rebekah Elizabeth
609-200-3414
Midwife

Linda McHale
732-730-0578
Midwife

856-629-1400
OB-GYN

New York

518-526-1917
Midwife

Dr. Harvey Ledderman
845-471-2287
OB-GYN

North Carolina

336-286-6565
OB-GYN

Oklahoma

903-647-1266
Midwife

Ohio

513-424-1654
OB-GYN

Jennifer Papp
614-777-5853
OB-GYN

Midwife

Marlene Waechter, CPM
740-286-5756
Midwife

Oregon

503-885-0228
Birth Center

503-338-7595

Dr. Martha Reilly
541-686-7007
OB-GYN

Tia Rich, LDM
971-533-6496
Midwife

503-418-4222
OB-GYN

Pennsylvania

Michelle Wright
724-981-8070
OB-GYN

Tennessee

East Ridge
423-894-1981
OB-GYN

731-571-9850
Midwife

Texas

Erin Garner, DO
325-695-4969
DO

George Mannel, MD
830-372-0600
OB-GYN

OB-GYN North
512-425-3825
OB-GYN

Bernadette Olivier
281-485-2886
Midwife

Dr. Stephanie Shisler
972-564-0050
OB-GYN

Christy Tashjian RN, CPM
512-924-baby (2229)
Midwife

Utah

Dr. George Gourley
801-357-7190
OB-GYN

Kenneth S. Larsen, MD
801-501-2160
OB-GYN

Virginia

Dr. Eley
434-292-7261
OB-GYN

Dr. Hendricks
804-739-6142
OB-GYN

425-271-4910
OB-GYN

703-816-4152
OB-GYN

Washington

509-826-1800
OB-GYN

817-773-0588
Midwife

Jennifer Riffel
888-825-3227
Midwife

425-228-0722
OB-GYN

 

Once again please use this list of size friendly care providers as a reference and remember to always do your own research.

If you’d like to add your size friendly care provider to this resource list please send an e-mail to info@plussizebirth.com. Send your provider’s name, phone, website, if they are an OB-GYN or Midwife, and location.  

 

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